Lina Džuverović

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Curator and writer. She was born in Ljubljana, and is based in London.

Since May 2011 Lina Džuverović has been the curator of the Calvert 22 Foundation in London – the UK’s only not for profit foundation dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Art and Culture from Russia, CIS Countries and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Calvert 22 Lina spent seven years as Executive Director of Electra, a London-based contemporary art agency which she co-founded in 2003. Projects she has commissioned, produced and realized with Electra include Dirty Literature event series (National Portrait Gallery, 2011), 27 Senses (Chisenhale Gallery, 2010; Kunstmuseet KUBE, Alesund, Norway, 2009), film/performance Perfect Partner by Kim Gordon, Tony Oursler and Phil Morrison (Barbican Centre, London and European tour, 2005), group exhibition Her Noise (South London Gallery, 2005), Sound And The Twentieth Century Avant Garde lecture series (Tate Modern, 2004), soundtrack consultancy on films by Daria Martin, working with composers Zeena Parkins and Maja Ratkje respectively, Emotional Orchestra and Sheer Frost Orchestra by Marina Rosenfeld (Tate Modern, 2005), The Sounds Of Christmas installation by Christian Marclay (Tate Modern, 2004) and many others.

In 2009 she was one of two curators of the fifth edition of Momentum, the Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art (Moss, Norway) for which she co-curated the multi-venue exhibition entitled Favoured Nations with Stina Högkvist of the National Museum, Oslo whilst also being the Editorial Board of the biennial publication, published by Torpedo, Norway. In 2006 Lina was named the 2006 Decibel Mid-Career Curatorial Fellow by Arts Council England (an award given to one curator every two years) and received a prestigious award of £50 000 towards professional development and R&D of a major exhibition.

Formerly Lina was Media Arts Curator at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts and prior to that she worked in a range of senior management roles across the cultural sector including as Online Editor forThe Wire – a leading international music magazine, Online Editor for Mute magazine and Education and Training Manager for The Lux Centre for Film Video and Digital Art, amongst others. She has also conceived and implemented numerous projects funded by the British Council across a number of European countries including Norway, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania.

In parallel, Lina regularly guest lectures about contemporary art and contributes texts to publications internationally. Her writing has appeared in magazines including Contemporary, Art Review, Artforum and The Wire.